Container Control Programme conducted series of mentorships in Central Asia

During October-November period, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia organized mentorship programme sessions for the Port Control Units (PCU) and Air Cargo Control Unit (ACCU) staff in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to strengthen their professional capacity within the framework of the UNODC – World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme (CCP).

Being a logical continuation of ongoing theoretical and practical training curricula delivered to PCUs/ACCUs in Central Asia under the Programme, the mentoring sessions brought together both in-person and online around 60 officers and PCU/ACCU members from the Customs Services of Central Asian countries, the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and the National Information-Analytical Center on Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Welcoming the participants, Mr. Batyr Geldiyev, CCP Regional Coordinator at UNODC ROCA has reiterated the practical essence of such mentoring exercises and encouraged national counterparts to actively utilize this expertise in their daily activities, which would be considered their worthy contribution to the facilitation of legitimate international trade.


The participants have strengthened their theoretical capacities and practical skills at these sessions in profiling and inspecting high-risk consignments, utilizing modern customs control techniques on the detection of concealment places and seals manipulation, "rip-on rip-off" method, examination of conventional and refrigerated containers and drugs/precursors, and the use of ContainerComm secure communication platform.

Mentoring was also provided on aspects, emerging in the PCUs’/ACCU’s routine operation to facilitate legal trade and suppress illegal cargo movements, including recommendations on selection and profiling of high-risk cargo, analyzing current shipping documentation in real-time and inspection of containers, air cargo, trucks, and railroad wagons.

The CCP Regional Segment for Central Asia is funded by the Government of Japan, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Programme.


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